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Green Packaging Solutions: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Renew

How green is your distribution center? Your choice of packaging materials has a big impact on the overall sustainability of your operations. Here are a few tips to help you improve your environmental footprint—and maybe save some money in the process.

  • 4 min read
  • Aug 6, 2019 10:25:00 AM

Dos and Don'ts for Lifting Sling Safety

The first step to lifting sling safety is choosing the right sling material. But the biggest impact on safety and performance comes down to how you use—or abuse—your sling. Here are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind when using your lifting sling.

  • 4 min read
  • Jul 23, 2019 9:47:00 AM

Lifting Sling Safety: Choosing the Right Sling Material

Lifting slings are an essential tool for hoisting, rigging and materials handling. Properly used, slings enable safe lifting and moving of heavy loads ranging from pipe sections to loaded boxcars.

  • 4 min read
  • Jul 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM

Calculating the Total Cost of Protective Packaging

When it comes to protective packaging, shippers have a lot of options. And of course, everyone wants to keep packaging costs down. But the total cost of packaging goes beyond simple materials costs. Here are a few other factors that you may not have considered when calculating the cost of protective packaging.

  • 5 min read
  • Jul 9, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Protecting High-Value Goods During Shipping

What's the best way to protect high-value goods during shipping and handling? Items that are especially valuable and delicate—such as auto parts, electronics and industrial equipment—require extra care and highly protective packaging materials.

  • 6 min read
  • Jun 25, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Void Fill, Cushioning and Protective Packaging: The Basics

What's the best way to protect products during shipping? Unless your product is highly durable and fits tightly into the shipping box, you'll probably need some void fill, cushioning or protective packaging material to make sure everything arrives intact.

  • 8 min read
  • Jun 18, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls at Work

Did you know that falls are the third-highest cause of unintentional deaths in the U.S.? (The first two are motor vehicle crashes and poisoning). More than 33,000 people die in unintentional falls each year, and another 8 million people end up in the E.R. for injuries caused by slips, trips and falls.

  • 5 min read
  • Jun 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Get Ready for National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month—which makes it the perfect time to take another look at how you are keeping your people safe at work.

  • 5 min read
  • Jun 4, 2019 9:44:22 AM

Stretch Wrap vs. Shrink Wrap: What's the Difference?

What's the difference between stretch wrap and shrink wrap? Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably, but they are very different processes with different ideal applications. Many people say "shrink wrap" when they actually mean "stretch wrap." In a nutshell, shrink wrap involves heat, and stretch wrap doesn't. Here's how to know which is right for you.

  • 3 min read
  • May 28, 2019 9:13:00 AM

Stretch Wrap Applications

Stretch wrap is one of the most useful and versatile materials in the packaging industry. Stretch wrapping can be used to:

  • 2 min read
  • May 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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